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Can you recommend a good quality all-weather glove for a newbie under $50? I ride in L.A. so it's not like I need super-cold weather types. Much thanks for any info!
 

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I wear the A* SP-2 gloves year round, they are great :) Got em from Parts411, think they were on sale for like $40 at the time.
 

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I dunno if they're this cheap where you are, but I got my Icon Hooligans on sale for $21, marked down drastically from $80. only had em a day, but so far, I love em. comfortable and for me at least, they fit absolutely PERFECTLY.
 

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Check out the company Rev'It
I know the name sounds dumb but the gear is good.
I've had a pair of their gloves for almost two years, and I ride everyday.
Most of their products are more the $50 but not by much.
http://www.revitusa.net/
 

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I second the reco for A* SP-2 - I live in LA and wear them year-round, and would like to get a second pair when I wear these out (they have survived one get-off already, so they show some wear and tear).
 

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Hands Down, Helds.

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Helds again but more than $50.... a LOT more. The ones I have are the Galaxy model... I'm pretty sure that's it, but they carry a list price around $250.

Whatever you get, make sure they are gauntlet style gloves with hard knuckle protection, reinforcement at the heel of your palm, at the side of your hand especially heading out the outside of the little finger, cinch strap to assure they stay on, and stiffener ribs in the gauntlet to guard the wrist bones and stiffen the guantlet to keep it in place and not fold down in an accident. On closeout sale you might find an adequate pair in the $50 to $75 range but to get a truly decent glove expect a price in the $150 range. And then, still inspect for the right features.

Technic Violators were a decent cost vs: quality glove. I crash tested a pair of those at 100MPH or so, used all of their features, and they did what they were supposed to do. They had a list price around $150. Not quite as well constructed as the Helds I have now but performed adequately for that one use.
 

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MrSciTrek said:
See also this review by RiDE Magazine (UK):

http://www.ridetriangles.com/pdf/543/204020.pdf

I was very surprised by how the Held Phantoms did. I have Held Krypton gloves (discontinued). They were heavily discounted at www.newenough.com and I picked them up for over $120 off normal price. Very happy with them and I find that I can ride down to about 50 degrees comfortably.
 

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I have Marsee gauntlet gloves and I love them. Webbikeworld did a review of them and also loved them. They were $80.
 

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I have a pair of joe rocket highsides, that i've beat to hell nad they look decent from all of it. though they don't have the hard knuckle protectors on the they have extra padding on the knuckels.I'll say Joe Rocket makes a h*ll of glove. i've got the tour master cold weather carbon fiber gloves and love them, but in la you'd sweat in em to much, but they do have a decent glove at decent prices. another one i've happened to come across is the fiend collection from gp star. their gloves are on ebay for 50 plus shipping, and they have the protection on them. I have one of their coats that i literally beat the h*ll out of. It's hit the asphalt a couple times, been kicked around on the floor, had my dogs and cat use it as a bed, worn out to the bars on friday night, just about anything imaginable has happened to this coat in the 2 years i've had it. it has one scuff on the front, thats all the abuse it shows. if they put the same quality into their gloves as they do their coats, it would be a damn good glove at a hell of a price.

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